Wilt-free Whipped Cream

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 5 Comments

At our gut-healing cafe in Eugene, Oregon what one item flies out the door almost as fast as bone broth and bone broth soups? Parfaits! It’s no wonder: these beautiful layered desserts are all topping!  For anyone who loves decadence, (and that’s me), parfaits give us permission to eat a whole bowl-full of the rich stuff: maple syrup ganache, honey-sweetened compote, …

Stiffened Whipped Cream with Gelatin (sustainably-sourced)

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 1 Comment

At our “gut-healing cafe” in Eugene, Oregon what one item flies out the door almost as fast as bone broth and bone broth soups?  Parfaits!  It’s no wonder: these beautiful layered desserts are all topping!  For anyone who loves decadence, and that’s me, parfaits give us permission to eat a whole bowl-full of the rich stuff!  Maple syrup ganache, honey-sweetened compote, …

Blueberry Muffins Paleo GAPS

Blueberry Muffins {GAPS, SCD, Paleo}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

This classic recipe features homemade sprouted nut flour and butter, which happily replace store bought. I don’t know what it is about muffins; but I love ’em.  Next to soup, with tea, freshly baked muffins make me happy.  When we started the GAPS Diet, grain-free muffins like these made the new diet much easier for all of us. We had …

How to Make RAW MILK Yogurt

How to Make RAW GOAT YOGURT- Lactose-Free, Fully Cultured; EASY!

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Traditional Healing Foods, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

When making raw yogurt, the yogurt making process becomes simpler. No heating of the milk is necessary because there are no pathogens to kill, as there would be with pasteurized milk that doesn’t have beneficial bacteria to keep negative bacteria at bay! (The beneficial bacteria are killed in the pasteurization process, as is the lactase, the naturally occurring digestive enzyme …

Basil Simple Syrup with Macerated Strawberries and Cultured Cream

Honey-Basil Simple Syrup with Fresh Local Strawberries and Cultured Cream

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 4 Comments

Fresh strawberries and summer basil, both backyard-grown, or sourced from the Farmer’s Market, are sumptuous, titillating, natural treats. There is really nothing like a strawberry, for sweetness and flavor; it is queen of the fruits.  I mean, look at its color!  It is beckoning us to know what an epiphany to the mouth it is. And what can’t be said …

honey meringue

HONEY MERINGUE RECIPE- soft and marshmallowy! (GAPS-friendly)

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 5 Comments

When you’re off sugar, there are so many desserts that need replacing!  It is exciting to learn what you can have.  Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, creator of the GAPS Diet, has a cookbook which features a meringue topping.  When we first started the regimen our kids were delighted we could still have a variation of meringue. We remember fondly the first time I …

The Incomparable Egg and a Honey Meringue Recipe

Megan Food Philosophy, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 3 Comments

If an egg had arms, they’d be raised up high, goal-post style, in victory.  If an egg had a waist, it would bow to throngs of applause.  And if an egg had a head, it would be a big one. I reckon eggs are the most perfect food in the world.  I have long been enchanted by them.  Visually, they’re …

Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Custard Recipe (GAPS)

Megan Cooking With Kids, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 11 Comments

Comfort foods are often defined by texture.  The flavor and temperature of a food also weigh in.  Ultimate comfort foods range in texture, flavor, and temperature: homemade fried chicken, winter squash, chocolate cake, ice cream.  But for me, the ultimate comfort food is warm, thick vanilla custard, like the kind you find in England poured over “pudding.” Surprisingly, most of …

bowls of sprouted nuts

HOW TO SPROUT NUTS AND SEEDS

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

Soaking raw nuts and seeds overnight in salt water is essential for good general health, if you plan to eat nuts as a regular part of your diet.  Former cultures knew to ferment their grains.  Modern trends toward the healthfulness of raw food or even the benefits of a grain-free diet often miss this important step. This post contains affiliate …

How to Sprout Nuts and Seeds

WHY MOST ALMOND BUTTER IS BAD FOR YOU

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 20 Comments

I feel a mix of amusement and annoyance when I see on the Internet headings like, “Almonds: the World’s Healthiest Food.”  These sites, when looked at, inevitably include a list with the nutritional profile of such foods: they are full of vitamins and minerals and fiber!  We are supposed to be dazzled, convinced. However, the claims are narrow in their …